Appointment of Three Assistants to the President for National Security Affairs

December 21, 1983

The President today announced the appointments of Robert M. Kimmitt and Donald R. Fortier as Deputy Assistants to the President for National Security Affairs, and William F. Martin as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Security Council.

Mr. Kimmitt, Executive Secretary and General Counsel of the NSC, has served since May 1983 as Special Assistant to the President for National Securitry Affairs. Prior to that time he was NSC Director of Legislative Affairs and Security Assistance. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Fortier, NSC Senior Director for Policy Development, has served since May 1983 as NSC Senior Director of Political-Military Affairs and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and prior to that as NSC Director of Western European and NATO Affairs. He had previously served as Deputy Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, on the House Foreign Affairs Committee staff, and the Rand Corp. He is a graduate of Miami University and the University of Chicago.

Mr. Martin previously served as NSC Director of International Economic Affairs. He has also held posts at the State Department, the International Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and MIT.

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Robert C. McFarlane announced today the designation of Capt. Thomas C. Shull, U.S. Army, as his military assistant. Captain Shull has served since June 1983 as NSC Deputy Executive Secretary. He previously served as a White House fellow. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Harvard Business School.